Public Health

Robert Mugabe Is Made UN Health Ambassador After 'Trashing Zimbabwe's Health System'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK

The decision to make Zimbabwe’s controversial president Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the UN’s World Health Organisation is “surprisin...

Tory NHS ID Check Plans 'Threaten Patient Safety', Experts Warn

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK

Plans to clamp down on “health tourism” by making people prove they are entitled to NHS care - and charging those who aren’t - could put all pat...

Race Audit Highlighting Inequality Dismissed As 'Vacuous Guff'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s racial disparity audit which details levels of inequality in the United Kingdom has been dismissed as “vacuous guff”. A new govern...

Website To Reveal How Britain Is Divided On Ethnic Lines

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Politics

The full extent of racial inequality in the UK will be revealed on Tuesday when Theresa May unveils a new government website detailing how the country...

The ‘Heroin Town’ Where 1 In 10 Babies Is Born Dependent On Opiates

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK

Opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl – a drug 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine - killed more than 33,000 peop...

Greater Manchester Leads The Way To Help People Kick The Habit This Stoptober

Steve Brine | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Steve Brine

It's so important we work with young people, families and communities to help spread the message through initiatives like Stoptober and the Tobacco Free Greater Manchester Strategy. Smoking can destroy families, which is why we're driving forward towards the first ever smoke-free generation - and I hope Greater Manchester continues to lead the way in making this vision a reality.

Disabled Women More Likely To Miss Out On Crucial Breast Cancer Screenings

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Disabled women are less likely to attend potentially life-saving breast and bowel cancer screenings, a report partly funded by Cancer Research UK has ...

Brexit Poses Threat To 'Every Part' Of The NHS, Lancet Warns

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit poses “substantial threats” to NHS staff levels, funding and drug treatment, according to a new study in the respected health journal The L...

This Is What The Zero-Waste Cosmetics Packaging Of The Future Looks Like

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Zero-waste living isn’t just bamboo toothbrushes and metal straws. You can get on the hype with your cosmetics, too....

This Terrifying App Simulates What Would Happen If A Deadly Virus Swept Through The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Tech

A new app is allowing scientists to conduct a nationwide citizen experiment that could save the UK from the deadly effects of a viral pandemic sweepin...

The Government Is Making 'Staggering Cuts' To Addiction Services, Labour's Jon Ashworth Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour has accused the government of “dismantling the country’s public health system” after shocking figures revealed two thirds of councils hav...

Jeremy Hunt's Department Looking At 'Irresponsible' Plan To Cut Supervision Of Pharmacists

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is set to consider “dubious” and “irresponsible” proposals to cut out licensed pharmacists and instead allow technicians to hand o...

These Unflinching Photos Capture The Reality Of The Human Condition - From Birth To Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A series of photographs that capture the full course of life (along with its ups and downs) have been unveiled by The Royal Society for Public Health ...

More People Need To Know That Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed, Say Experts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Not enough people know that Type 2 diabetes may be reversed through weight loss, experts have suggested. Researchers from the University of Glasgow an...

'Patients Want Human Doctors, Not Robots', Medics Tell Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Doctors have aired their disagreement with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after he suggested robots could replace NHS medics by diagnosing diseases with...

What This Beauty Brand Are Doing For The Planet Is Pretty Special

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Animal testing, parabens, synthetic ingredients: the beauty industry, as a whole, has a bad sustainability rep....

Alcohol Industry 'Distorting' And 'Denying' Links Between Booze And Cancer, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The alcohol industry is “misrepresenting evidence” about the cancer risks associated with drinking, researchers have warned. Drinking increases th...

Type-2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Are Linked By Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A massive study has found that there is a genetic connection between the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality - T...

Meet The Scientist Turning Fruit Waste Into Lip Balm

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s easy to feel really helpless about food waste. Especially as supermarkets are throwing away at least 300,000 tonnes of food waste a year. Beaut...

Six Million Adults 'Don't Manage A 10 Minute Brisk Walk In A Month', Let Alone A Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Over 6.3 million adults aged 40-60 don’t manage to achieve 10 minutes of continuous, fast-paced walking over the course of a month, Public Health En...

'Supermarket X' That 'May Have Infected Thousands With Hepatitis' E Named

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

The supermarket that unintentionally may have infected thousands of people with a pig virus which causes liver and neurological problems has been iden...

Calories In Popular Foods To Be Slashed To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Calories in popular foods could soon be reduced as part of the Government’s plan to tackle obesity. Public Health England (PHE) hopes to implement ...

The Fight Against Hepatitis C Has Not Yet Been Won - Here's What We Have To Do

Professor Mark Thursz | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Professor Mark Thursz

The obvious places to initiate HCV testing are in community drug and alcohol clinics and in prisons, yet a bureaucratic 'dog's dinner' acts as a barrier to this happening, resulting in low rates of HCV testing. Clinics are commissioned through cash-strapped local authorities while commissioning tenders rarely require HCV infection testing and Public Health England has no authority to insist it takes place.

One In Three Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Their Jobs

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Work is the “main factor” causing poor mental health among men, a survey by mental health charity Mind has revealed. Many men work in industries w...

Northerners 'More Likely To Die Early' Than People In South

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People living in northern England are 20% more likely to die early (under the age of 75) compared to those from the south, according to a new study. T...